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{{Infobox NFL season
 
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| team = Detroit Lions
 
| team = Detroit Lions
 
| year = 1960
 
| year = 1960
| record = 7-5-0
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| record = 7–5–0
| division_place = 2nd [[Eastern and Western Divisions (NFL) 1933-69|NFL Western]]
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| division_place = 2nd [[Western Division (NFL)|NFL Western]]
| coach = George Wilson
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| coach = [[George Wilson (American football coach)|George Wilson]]
| stadium = Tiger Stadium
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| stadium = [[Tiger Stadium (Detroit)|Tiger Stadium]]
| playoffs = '''Won''' [[Playoff Bowl]]
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| playoffs = '''Won''' NFL [[Playoff Bowl]] (vs. [[1960 Cleveland Browns season|Browns]]) 17-16
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The '''[[1960 NFL season|1960]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 27th in the [[Detroit Michigan|Motor City]], and 31st season overall in franchise history. The Lions went 7-5, one game short of the Western Conference championship (won by [[1960 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay]]). However, the Lions won the inaugural [[Playoff Bowl]] over the [[1960 Cleveland Browns season|Cleveland Browns]] at the [[Orange Bowl Stadium|Orange Bowl]] in Miami.
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The '''[[1960 NFL season|1960]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 27th in the [[Detroit Michigan|Motor City]], and 31st season overall in franchise history. The Lions had only one win entering November, but had only one loss in their final seven games and finished at 7–5, one game short of the Western Conference championship (won by [[1960 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay]]). However, the Lions won the inaugural [[third place playoff|third place]] [[Playoff Bowl]] over the [[1960 Cleveland Browns season|Cleveland Browns]] at the [[Orange Bowl Stadium|Orange Bowl]] in [[Miami]].
   
 
==Regular season==
 
==Regular season==
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! Opponent
 
! Opponent
 
! Result
 
! Result
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! Record
 
! Attendance
 
! Attendance
 
|-style="background:
 
|-style="background:
| 1
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| align=center|1
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| September 18
 
| colspan=4 align="center" | ''Bye''
 
| colspan=4 align="center" | ''Bye''
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
| 2
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| align=center|2
| October 2, 1960
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| September 25
| at [[Green Bay Packers]]
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| at [[1960 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
| L 28-9
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| L 28–9
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| align=center|0–1
 
| <center>32,150</center>
 
| <center>32,150</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
| 3
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| align=center|3
| October 9, 1960
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| October 2
| [[San Francisco 49ers]]
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| [[1960 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]]
| L 14-10
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| L 14–10
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| align=center|0–2
 
| <center>49,825</center>
 
| <center>49,825</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
| 4
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| align=center|4
| October 16, 1960
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| October 9
| at [[Philadelphia Eagles]]
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| at [[1960 Philadelphia Eagles season|Philadelphia Eagles]]
| L 28-10
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| L 28–10
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| align=center|0–3
 
| <center>38,065</center>
 
| <center>38,065</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 5
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| align=center|5
| October 23, 1960
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| October 16
| [[History of the Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts]]
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| [[1960 Baltimore Colts season|Baltimore Colts]]
| W 30-17
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| W 30–17
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| align=center|1–3
 
| <center>53,854</center>
 
| <center>53,854</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
| 6
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| align=center|6
| October 30, 1960
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| October 23
| at [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]
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| at [[1960 Los Angeles Rams season|Los Angeles Rams]]
| L 48-35
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| L 48–35
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| align=center|1–4
 
| <center>53,295</center>
 
| <center>53,295</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 7
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| align=center|7
| November 6, 1960
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| October 30
| at [[San Francisco 49ers]]
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| San Francisco 49ers
| W 24-0
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| W 24–0
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| align=center|2–4
 
| <center>48,447</center>
 
| <center>48,447</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 8
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| align=center|8
| November 13, 1960
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| November 6
| [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]
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| Los Angeles Rams
| W 12-10
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| W 12–10
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| align=center|3–4
 
| <center>54,019</center>
 
| <center>54,019</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
| 9
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| align=center|9
| November 20, 1960
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| November 20
| at [[Chicago Bears]]
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| at [[1960 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
| L 28-7
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| L 28–7
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| align=center|3–5
 
| <center>46,267</center>
 
| <center>46,267</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 10
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| align=center|10
| November 24, 1960
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| November 24
| [[Green Bay Packers]]
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| Green Bay Packers
| W 23-10
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| W 23–10
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| align=center|4–5
 
| <center>54,123</center>
 
| <center>54,123</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 11
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| align=center|11
| December 4, 1960
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| December 4
| at [[History of the Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts]]
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| at Baltimore Colts
| W 20-15
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| W 20–15
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| align=center|5–5
 
| <center>57,808</center>
 
| <center>57,808</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 12
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| align=center|12
| December 11, 1960
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| December 11
| [[Dallas Cowboys]]
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| [[1960 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas Cowboys]]
| W 23-14
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| W 23–14
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| align=center|6–5
 
| <center>43,272</center>
 
| <center>43,272</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
| 13
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| align=center|13
| December 18, 1960
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| December 18
| [[Chicago Bears]]
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| Chicago Bears
| W 36-0
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| W 36–0
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| align=center|7–5
 
| <center>51,017</center>
 
| <center>51,017</center>
 
|}
 
|}
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* A bye week was necessary in {{nfly|1960}}, as the league expanded to an odd-number (13) of teams ([[1960 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas]]); one team was idle each week.
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=== Game summaries===
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====Week 9====
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{{AFB game box start
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|Title=
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|Visitor=Packers
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|V1=0 |V2=0 |V3=10 |V4=0
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|Host=Lions
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|H1=9 |H2=7 |H3=7 |H4=0
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|Date=November 24
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|Location=[[Tiger Stadium (Detroit)|Tiger Stadium]], [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]]
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|StartTime=
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|TimeZone=
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|ElapsedTime=
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|Attendance=54,123
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|Weather=36°F; wind 10
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|Referee=
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|TVAnnouncers=
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|TVStation=
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}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |FirstEntry=yes|Quarter=Q1 |Time= |Team= DET|Event=Safety, blocked punt through end zone |Score= DET 2–0}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q1 |Time= |Team= DET|Event=[[Jim Ninowski]] 7 yard run ([[Jim Martin (American football)|Jim Martin]] kick) |Score= DET 9–0}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q2 |Time= |Team= DET|Event= [[Ken Webb]] 1 yard run (Jim Martin kick) |Score= DET 16–0}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q3 |Time= |Team= GB|Event=[[Paul Hornung]] 12 yard field goal |Score= DET 16–3}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q3 |Time= |Team= GB|Event= Paul Hornung 8 yard run (Paul Hornung kick) |Score= DET 16–10}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q3 |Time= |Team= DET|Event=[[Jim Gibbons (American football)|Jim Gibbons]] 11 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Jim Martin kick) |Score= DET 23–10|LastEntry=yes}}
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{{AFB game box end}}
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<ref>[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196011240det.htm Pro-Football-Reference.com]. Retrieved 2013-Dec-27.</ref>
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Thanksgiving Day game
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{{-}}
   
 
=== Standings ===
 
=== Standings ===
   
{| class="wikitable" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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==Standings==
|- bgcolor="#D0E7FF"
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{{1960 NFL Western standings}}
| colspan="7" align="center" | '''Western Conference'''
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef"
 
!Team!!W!!L!!T!!PCT!!PF!!PA
 
|- align="center"
 
|align="left"| [[1960 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
 
|8||4||0||.667||332||209
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="ffdddd"
 
|align="left"| '''Detroit Lions'''
 
|7||5||0||.583||239||212
 
|- align="center"
 
|align="left"| [[1960 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]]
 
|7||5||0||.583||208||205
 
|- align="center"
 
|align="left"| [[1960 Baltimore Colts season|Baltimore Colts]]
 
|6||6||0||.500||288||234
 
|- align="center"
 
|align="left"| [[1960 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
 
|5||6||1||.455||194||299
 
|- align="center"
 
|align="left"| [[1960 Los Angeles Rams season|Los Angeles Rams]]
 
|4||7||1||.364||265||297
 
|- align="center"
 
|align="left"| [[1960 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas Cowboys]]
 
|0||11||1||.000||177||369
 
|}
 
   
 
===Roster===
 
===Roster===
 
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
 
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" style="background-color:#006DB0;" | {{Tnavbar-header|'''Detroit Lions roster'''|Detroit Lions roster|plain=1|fontcolor=#C3C6CC}}
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! colspan="7" style="background-color:#006DB0;color:#C3C6CC;text-align:center;" | Detroit Lions roster
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
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==Playoff Bowl==
 
==Playoff Bowl==
The game were played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
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The first [[Playoff Bowl]] game for third place was played at the [[Miami Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]] in [[Miami]], the week following the NFL Championship game.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef"
!Season!! Date !! Winner !! Score!! Runner up !! Attendance
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!Date !! Opponent !! Result!! Venue !! Attendance
 
|-style="background:#ffddff"
 
|-style="background:#ffddff"
|1960|| January 7, 1961 || [[Detroit Lions]] ''(1)'' || 17-16 || [[Cleveland Browns]] || <center>34,981</center>
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| January 7, 1961 || [[1960 Cleveland Browns season|Cleveland Browns]] || align=center|W, 17–16 || [[Miami Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]] || align=center|34,981
 
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|} <ref>NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369</ref>
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|} <ref>''NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book'', Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, {{ISBN|0-7611-2480-2}}, p. 369</ref>
   
 
==Awards and records==
 
==Awards and records==
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
*[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1960.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
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*[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1960.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
 
*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1960-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
 
*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1960-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
 
*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/1960 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
 
*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/1960 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
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{{Detroit Lions}}
 
{{Detroit Lions}}
 
{{Detroit Lions seasons}}
 
{{Detroit Lions seasons}}
{{Detroit}}
 
 
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Revision as of 14:29, April 13, 2019

1960 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach George Wilson
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 7–5–0
Place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff Finish Won NFL Playoff Bowl (vs. Browns) 17-16
Timeline
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1959 1961

The 1960 Detroit Lions season was the 27th in the Motor City, and 31st season overall in franchise history. The Lions had only one win entering November, but had only one loss in their final seven games and finished at 7–5, one game short of the Western Conference championship (won by Green Bay). However, the Lions won the inaugural third place Playoff Bowl over the Cleveland Browns at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 18 Bye
2 September 25 at Green Bay Packers L 28–9 0–1
32,150
3 October 2 San Francisco 49ers L 14–10 0–2
49,825
4 October 9 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–10 0–3
38,065
5 October 16 Baltimore Colts W 30–17 1–3
53,854
6 October 23 at Los Angeles Rams L 48–35 1–4
53,295
7 October 30 San Francisco 49ers W 24–0 2–4
48,447
8 November 6 Los Angeles Rams W 12–10 3–4
54,019
9 November 20 at Chicago Bears L 28–7 3–5
46,267
10 November 24 Green Bay Packers W 23–10 4–5
54,123
11 December 4 at Baltimore Colts W 20–15 5–5
57,808
12 December 11 Dallas Cowboys W 23–14 6–5
43,272
13 December 18 Chicago Bears W 36–0 7–5
51,017
  • A bye week was necessary in 1960, as the league expanded to an odd-number (13) of teams (Dallas); one team was idle each week.

Game summaries

Week 9

by Quarter1234 Total
Packers 0 0 10 0 10
• Lions 9 7 7 0 23

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Thanksgiving Day game


Standings

Standings

Template:1960 NFL Western standings

Roster

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Playoff Bowl

The first Playoff Bowl game for third place was played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, the week following the NFL Championship game.

Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
January 7, 1961 Cleveland Browns W, 17–16 Orange Bowl 34,981
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Awards and records

References

  1. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-27.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
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